Communicating Effectively while Wearing a Face Mask; Especially when Caring for People Living with Dementia
With COVID-19, care providers need to wear masks and other PPE (personal protective equipment) that prevent spread of the disease – but masks can also cause communication challenges, particularly for older adults living with dementia. This 20 minute video shows simple, effective ways to communicate while wearing a mask.
Experts share practical tips to use voice, gestures, body position, communication boards, and modified PPE to ease communication and help older adults feel understood and supported while everyone stays safe.
Honoring Preferences During Quarantine Tip Sheet
This new tip sheet shares ways to honor resident preferences during a time of confinement. It is available to see below.